Ch Grand Puy Lacoste 2022
€ 83.01/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – Neil Martin – 96-98/100
The 2022 Grand Puy Lacoste was picked from 7 to 23 September and
contains more Merlot due to the high quality of the fruit, matured in 75%
new oak. There is 14.2% alcohol. Therefore, this lends this GPL a little more
precocity and sensuality compared to other vintages, not cut from the
same “classical” cloth as, say, the 2019 or 2020. Underlying this velvety
veneer are enticing traits of freshly-rolled tobacco and undergrowth. The
palate is medium-bodied with finely-sculpted tannins. Silky smooth in
texture, so much so that it belies that backbone underneath. There is a
peacock’s tail of mineral-rich, quite peppery black fruit on the finish,
completing a Pauillac endowed with huge potential.
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate – 95-97/100
A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot, the 2022 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a brilliant classic in the making, wafting from the glass with aromas of dark berries, violets and pencil shavings, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated palate that exhibits beautiful structural refinement and purity of fruit. Classy and integrated, it is somewhat reminiscent of a modern-day and less forbiddingly structured version of this estate’s brilliant 1982.